SCIENCE- A Discovery in Comics
Margreet de Heer
Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of 'Philosophy - a Discovery in Comics' take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters.
Who exclaimed "Eureka" and why?
Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church?
What happens when you have your DNA tested?
All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.
A great comic book for anyone who wants to learn in a fun way the bigger framework of science, or brush up on what they learned in school.
See her interview on Sequential Tart
2014 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Nominee
"Clever detailed drawings are the perfect medium for this chronological story of science, from its beginnings to modern day."
-Library Media Connection
"Another witty look at human history through a sharply inquisitive and visually inventive mind: can't wait to see what de Heer does in her discovery of Religion."
Bill Sherman, Seattle Post Intelligencer
"I can't recommend this one highly enough, both for younger readers and adults who enjoy overviews of expansive subjects."
"Clear, concise, appropriately challenging and informatively funny, Science – A Discovery in Comics is a wonder of unpretentious, exuberant graphic craft and a timeless book we can all enjoy."
-Now Read This
"If you find a better, more understandable explanation of the space-time continuum and how the idea is relative to Einstein I would be surprised. You can watch a hundred TV specials on waves and particle and read a hundred books, but nothing will help the layperson understand the complexity of quantum theory better than the drawings she has created."
-NY Journal of Books
"A great many topics are treated, thanks to the
economy of de Heer’s visual presentation, and they’re all handled very well, thanks to the energy of her
drawing style and the vividness of Kohl’s coloring. If anything, Science is an even more successful—more
attractive and engaging—work than Philosophy."
"If you have a curious kid in your household, you could do worse than get her this book. Even if that kid is 60 years old."
-Martha Thomases, ComicMix
8x8, 192pp., full color hardcover, $19.99,